Would Stone Fruits be a Good Addition to my Farm?


Workshop audio recordings from the 2015 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Presenters: Jackie and Harry Hoch, Hoch Orchards and Gardens
Friday 3

Stone fruits are challenging in the Upper Midwest. Winter injury, spring frost, pests and fungus can all cause crop failure. While production of organic stone fruits may not be economically feasible here, offering unusual fruits at your farm market has benefits—and some types of stone fruit are surviving in southeastern Minnesota. Learn about the true costs of production so you can make an informed decision before planting stone fruits on your farm.